30 Mar 2020

FESPA appoints Sales Manager for Mexico and Latin America

Jose Luis Anaya Buenrostro

In line with its commitment to serving screen, wide format and digital printers in the Americas, FESPA has announced the appointment of Jose Luis Anaya Buenrostro to the position of Sales Manager for its operations in Mexico and Latin America.

Anaya Buenrostro joins FESPA ahead of the first FESPA Americas pan-regional event taking place in Orlando, Florida (24-26th February 2011), and the fourth FESPA Mexico at the Centro Banamex, Mexico City (18-20 August 2011). He has a track record of financial and project management for international corporations including Office Max de Mexico and Pepsi Bottle Inc (New York, USA). With a background in banking, finance and investment projects, he has had success in financial planning and operational management roles.

Most recently he held the position of Commercial and Appraisal Project Manager at ATEC S.A. de C.V. In this role Anaya Buenrostro oversaw the development of markets and products and drove forward new company policies. As well as undertaking the company’s marketing and strategic planning, he led them in establishing a new telemarketing operation, and saw an increase in sales of 20 per cent.

Commenting on the appointment, Nigel Steffens, FESPA’s Managing Director, Corporate & Associations says, Anaya Buenrostro’s background and education will be a significant asset to FESPA in Mexico and Latin America. His breadth of experience with some of the world’s largest firms, such as Afore and ING, will help us to develop FESPA’s regional operations in exciting new directions. In particular, I believe he will make great contributions to the management of FESPA exhibitions in these regions.”

In his new role Anaya Buenrostro is tasked with the implementation of exhibition sales campaigns, and will undertake an ongoing evaluation of the regional marketplace in the interests of FESPA’s regional stakeholders. Anaya Buenrostro will have regular contact with FESPA’s clients, cementing existing relationships while building new contacts across the region.

“I’m looking forward to this challenging new position,” says Anaya Buenrostro. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to contribute to a global organization like FESPA. I am particularly interested in FESPA’s policy of reinvestment, and the educational opportunities it provides for the international print community.”

Mutoh America hires Mike Gorczak as Central Regional Sales Manager

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Mutoh America Inc. proudly hires Mike Gorczak as its Central Regional Sales Manager.  Gorczak’s background in sales, marketing and computer science makes him a perfect fit for his new position.
 
Working under the guidance of the Director of Sales: Gary Rudnick, Gorczak will be responsible for creating and managing sales in the Midwest. He will maintain relationships with Mutoh dealers and customers, while increasing brand awareness.
 
Gorczak will also be responsible for setting up and working out of Mutoh’s new printer demonstration site, outside of Chicago, Illinois in Rolling Meadows.

Prior to his new position, Gorczak worked for Océ, a leading provider of document management and printing for professionals. Throughout his career at Océ, Gorczak worked in marketing and eventually moved into sales. He was given the “President’s Club” award numerous times for outstanding sales numbers. Gorczak plans to bring his marketing, sales and industry knowledge to his new position with Mutoh.

“I am looking forward to furthering my career in the printing industry with Mutoh,” shares Gorczak. “My goal is to increase communication with our dealers and end-users by focusing on the needs of their companies and increasing brand awareness. I want to make it easy for the print industry to grow their businesses and use Mutoh as a means to increase their bottom lines.”

Preceding his new position with Mutoh, Gorczak received a Masters in Marketing from The University of Phoenix, and a degree in Computer Science from Benedictine University.

American Reprographics appoints Dilantha Wijesuriya Chief Operating Officer

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American Reprographics Company, the USA's leading provider of reprographics services and technology, today announced that Senior Vice President of National Operations, Dilantha "Dilo" Wijesuriya, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Wijesuriya previously ran the regional operations and led the Company's international business development efforts. He will continue to report to K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO.

"Dilo's leadership style generates both trust and accountability in the people who work for him. These qualities are critical to our success as we emerge from the recent downturn in our end markets," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO of American Reprographics Company. "His drive for operational excellence inside the company is unparalleled, and his unique and intimate understanding of ARC will continue to add valuable strategic perspective to our future development."

Mr. Wijesuriya will continue to oversee the operations of the company, relying on the support of newly appointed business unit executives announced on ARC's recent fourth quarter and year-end earnings call. He will take on a larger role in the strategic development of ARC, especially with regard to developing international operations, and continue to spearhead the Company's brand and operational consolidation.

"Our response to the economic downturn has created opportunities we have never had before at ARC," said Mr. Wijesuriya. "I'm eager to address our market under a unified brand and operational structure, refine our new business units, and help our team discover the company's new potential as the economy recovers."

Mr. Wijesuriya, 49, began his career with ARC as a manager at the company's Ford Graphics division in San Francisco in 1991. He subsequently became president of the division in 2001, and became an ARC regional operations head in 2004. In August 2008, Mr. Wijesuriya was named Senior Vice President - National Operations and an executive officer of ARC. Prior to his employment with American Reprographics Company, Mr. Wijesuriya was a divisional manager with Aitken-Spence from 1981-1990, a multi-national conglomerate headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

BPIF appoints Yolanda Noble as first female board member

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The BPIF is delighted to announce that it has appointed Yolanda Noble to its board of directors, with Yolanda attaining the unique position of becoming the BPIF's first female non-executive board member.

Yolanda is currently Executive Vice President with Innovative Output Solutions (IOS), one of the world's largest colour digital bureaus, which focuses on delivering market leading communication solutions for its wide customer base. IOS is now the largest direct communications manufacturer within its sector in the UK, with over 1,300 employees and an annual turnover in excess of £130m. IOS provides a wide range of services from a number of sites throughout the country.

Commenting on the appointment of Yolanda to the board of directors, BPIF Chief Executive Michael Johnson said, "Our fiercest critics and consumers alike often describe our industry as male, pale and stale. The BPIF is determined to change that perception and the arrival of Yolanda and later my successor Kathy Woodward will bring a new future orientated dynamic to the BPIF board."

Following a period of study for an HND in Print Management at the London College of Printing, Yolanda commenced her career in the industry at SR Communications, before joining Mastermail as Sales Director.

In 1989 Yolanda started her first business, City Financial Mailings (CFM). CFM were sold to the Techmail Group in 1999 and rebranded under the Orchestra name. Yolanda subsequently resigned from the business, establishing Corporate Mailing Matters (CMM).

In 2004 Orchestra Group offered the original CFM group of businesses for sale to CMM. This transaction was completed and the businesses merged, with Yolanda, the original founder, as CEO.

In April 2007, CMM merged with Direct Solutions International with Yolanda holding the role of CEO of dsicmm Ltd, the UK's largest independently owned direct communications organisation.

In 2008 Yolanda won a Printing World Excellence Award, where the judges described her career in print as a clear entrepreneurial story. They described her as an 'inclusive boss who shows an entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to manage business effectively'.

In August 2010 dsicmm further merged with DST Output UK, with Yolanda becoming Executive Vice-President of newly formed IOS.

Commenting on her appointment Yolanda Noble said: "I'm absolutely delighted and honored to have been asked to join the BPIF board as its first female member. I am passionate and committed to the print industry and the future of print and I'm very much looking forward to bringing my 30 years of business experience to the board and I am sure that I can make a difference."

 

Brian Forsdike retires from Screen Europe and welcomes Kees Mulder as new President European Operations

Kees Mulder President Screen Europe

After a 31 year association with the company, Brian Forsdike retires as President of Screen Europe and Chairman of Dainippon Screen UK on March 31st this year.

Brian’s successor is Kees Mulder, a Dutch National who was formally Vice President & Director Corporate Business Development with Eastman Kodak in Europe. Kees will join Screen Europe on February 1st before taking over as Managing Director and President of Screen European Operations on April 1st.

Brian Forsdike joined Screen UK as a salesman in 1976 and has seen the company’s technology evolve from cameras to scanner, page makeup systems, imagesetters, platesetters, through to print on demand today. “It has been a great privilege to have worked with Screen during a time of great change: bringing new technologies into new markets and expanding our presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa,” says Brian. “It is a pleasure to hand over to Kees who has a deep understanding of technology and a strong background of running successful businesses. He brings passion and energy to Screen at a time when the company is facing its latest transition into a leading print-on-demand technology specialist.”

Kees Mulder has extensive worldwide experience within the graphics industry and strong reputation for growing software and hardware companies and brands. He joins Screen Europe from Eastman Kodak where he has held several high profile positions. Prior to joining Kodak, Kees has fulfilled senior international roles in a range of hardware and software businesses. “Screen Europe and its innovative imaging and print on demand technology have an excellent reputation and I join at an exciting and challenging time when the company is actively investing in expanding its global presence.” says Kees.  “Screen leads the world in CTP and has developed an excellent range of quality market leading digital inkjet printers. We are entering a new era and I will be heading a team focused on aggressively growing the Screen brand and market share across EMEA, not only in the graphics market but also into new market sectors of industrial printing.”

Mr Fujisawa, President, Media and Precision Technology Company, Dainippon Screen, says: “Brian Forsdike has been an inspirational leader of our European operations for many years. His vision and skill have been very important in growing the company, forging strategic partnerships in Europe and introducing digital print technologies. We are delighted now to welcome Kees Mulder to lead Screen Europe. We are sure that with his considerable expertise and creative drive, we are well positioned to continue to grow our business throughout EMEA.”

(Above photo is of Kees Mulder)

Mike Springan promoted to product manager and technical trainer

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Mutoh America Inc. has promoted Mike Springan as its newest Product Manager and Technical Trainer. Springan's background in product and technical training at Mutoh makes him a perfect fit for his new position.

Working under the guidance of General Manager Brian Phipps and Product Team Manager Ikuya Atsuchi, he will be responsible for the growth and product knowledge of the Kona Cutter Plotter line. Springan will also maintain his role as technical trainer.

Prior to his new position, Springan was the Mutoh technical trainer for five years. In his career, he has created and conducted service trainings on proper ValueJet maintenance, usage, troubleshooting and repair. Springan has also created how-to videos and has completely restructured the service training program. Throughout his Mutoh career, Springan has gained a great amount of technical product knowledge, and is ready to use this knowledge to grow the product team.

"I am looking forwarded to working with the product team and focusing on one area of our product line, the Kona Cutters," said Springan. "During my Mutoh career, I have developed the training program and created a vast amount of user videos and processes. I'm ready to take training to the next level, while growing with the product team."

Preceding his work with Mutoh, Springan graduated from the ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Electronics Engineering Technology. Springan also served in the US Navy for six years as an Electronic Warfare Technician.